For some, having this bug just turns them into a 'Jack of all Trades' but master of none. NOT good. For me, the symptoms are that I can't say no to a good thing. I see opportunity from a mile away, I never tire of learning a new product or industry, I love playing devil's advocate (probably a little too much), and spreadsheets make me tick. I take pride in seeing business challenges before they come, and I always try to poke holes in a new idea - to see if it's really just a bad idea.
When I can't poke holes, then this affliction gets serious. I get the this-could-change-everything!! caliber of adrenaline rush that only entrepreneurs get - and that's when I know i have to have a piece of the pie.
And so I'm in, as of October 14th, on a new opportunity that's extremely part time (a few evenings here, a Saturday morning there), helping other serial entrepreneurs develop residual income through micro franchises in industries such as telecom and merchant services.
I know I already have a successful career in publishing and marketing, and yes, I already make a comfortable income... And, no (really, no), I didn't need to add new items to my To Do list, but there is one new thing I've learned right away - if you want something done, ask a busy person. Another serial entrepreneur who owns several homes and a couple of private jets told me that a few weeks ago and I believe him. He has the disease too.
So, sure, I'm a little bit busier now, but there's advantages to this entrepreneurial disease. After a while, you get pretty good at it. I have since made my original investment back, earned some pretty great first clients, and am now looking forward to month two.
"Either I will find a way, or I will make one." - Philip Sidney